Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello has again thrown more confusion into the existence or otherwise of COVID-19 in the state, he declared total lockdown on Kabba but insisted the State is COVID-19 free.
He has earlier been at loggerheads with National Centre for Disease Control, NCDC claiming there was no Coronavirus in Kogi State.
But going back on his words, the Governor in a state broadcast on Monday, 1st of June, 2020, ordered 14 days absolute lockdown of Kabba-Bunu LGA of the State effective from 12 midnight June 2nd.
A statement signed by Chief Press Secretary, Onogwu Muhammed said during the lockdown, there shall be no house-to-house movement within the local government area.
He stated further that street movement is completely prohibited within the local government area for the period.
According to him, palliative would be distributed from house-to-house within the local government area.
The statement added, “Contact tracing should be carried out fron house to house to identify those who might have made contact with the alleged Kogi COVID-19 index persons; the Chief Imam of Kabba and his son within the local government area”.
“The Kogi State incident management team should continue to thoroughly carry out the contact tracing.”
”The contact tracing and enforcement of the lock down order shall be fully covered by the mainstream media.”
The Governor directed health workers who might have made contact with the alleged index case should proceed on self-isolation.
He also enjoined all security agencies in the state to enforce total compliance with the lock down order.
“Finally, all citizens and residents of the state are advised to continue to adhere to the NCDC guideline as the state still remain COVID-19 free,”he said.